The agency moved the Internet’s capabilities from 4.3 billion unique addresses to 340 undecillion. For the non-Saganites in the house, that's about 340 trillion trillion trillion, or a growth factor of 79 octillion (79 billion billion billion). In other words, massively ginormous.
The new standard, called IPv6, offers up “enough IP combinations for everyone in the world to have a billion billion IP addresses for every second of their life,” CNN notes. (Good news, by the way, because Cisco estimates that there will be three networked devices per human on the planet by 2016, as CNN also reported.)
The 128 bits of an IPv6 address are represented in 8 groups of 16 bits each. Each group is written as 4 hexadecimal digits and the groups are separated by colons ( : ). The address 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:ff00:0042:8329 is an example of this representation.
For convenience, an IPv6 address may be abbreviated to shorter notations by application of the following rules, where possible.
One or more leading zeroes from any groups of hexadecimal digits are removed; this is usually done to either all or none of the leading zeroes. For example, the group 0042 is converted to 42.
Consecutive sections of zeroes are replaced with a double colon ( :: ). The double colon may only be used once in an address, as multiple use would render the address indeterminate. RFC 5952 recommends that a double colon should not be used to denote an omitted single section of zeroes.
An example of application of these rules:
Initial address: 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:ff00:0042:8329
After removing all leading zeroes: 2001:db8:0:0:0:ff00:42:8329
After omitting consecutive sections of zeroes: 2001:db8::ff00:42:8329
The loopback address, 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001, may be abbreviated to ::1 by using both rules.
So do we all have IP6 now or, as said earlier in the thread, is the problem with implementing it?
So if the net isn't really a "thing" but a communication system between servers and drives and individual computers, how can there be an internet-kill-switch that some governments put in place?
It's a very neat thing to go into those datacenters to see all the different racks with computers in them.
In October 2011, 263 (85%) of the 294 top-level domains (TLDs) in the Internet supported IPv6 to access their domain name servers, and 234 (76%) zones contained IPv6 glue records, and approximately 3.4 million domains (3%) had IPv6 address records in their zones. Of all networks in the global BGP routing table, 12% have IPv6 protocol support.
By 2011 all major operating systems in use on personal computers and server systems had production-quality IPv6 implementations. Microsoft Windows has supported IPv6 since Windows 2000, and in production-ready state beginning with Windows XP. Windows Vista and later have improved IPv6 support. Mac OS X Panther (10.3), Linux 2.6, FreeBSD, and Solaris also have mature production implementations. Some implementations of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file transfer protocol make use of IPv6 to avoid NAT issues common for IPv4 private networks.
Originally posted by Tranceopticalinclined
The future of the internet and data storage is an Illusion, but it's there In Holographic form!
Storing data not just one way, but layers inside layers inside layers, using light refraction.
Holographic Data storage
This technology could be wild.
But Most likely quantum computing will beat this technology and we will be surfing as many sites we want at the same time, while playing as many different games, talking to our friends via instant video and voice and other sense chat, while scanning our bodies for various things all at once. Just think, Instant, Multiple, Digital Actions.
The internet is only limited to our innovation. The future is created by the imagination of people today.
edit on E-5-8034 by Aliens because: (The Internet is ours!)edit on 7-5-2013 by Tranceopticalinclined because: To reclaim the internet!
Well that's about the most well written thing about a very interesting concept I've seen on this site. Bravo, and hats off to you in the old style of saying "Well done". I've never read either of those wikipedia articles, and plan to study them (after doing a run-thru on the Holographic Data Storage page) until I can wrap my head around them (i.e. create a retrieveable image or a map of the data). The holographic data storage page looks particularly interesting. If there is not a thread on it, please consider starting one. Thanks. extra DIV
I am not holding my breath waiting for reliable holographic data storage. Even optical DVD data storage like DVD R+ is not very reliable and it's a lot simpler.
Originally posted by Aleister
The holographic data storage page looks particularly interesting.